BLF to take action against Johan Rupert

BLF to take action against Johan Rupert

BLF is outraged by the offensive and racist comments by one of the most corrupt white monopoly capitalist, Johann Rupert. This beneficiary of apartheid and colonialism has come out against the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) by President Jacob Zuma and called it “theft”. Rupert is an economic terrorist who is rallying the whole of white monopoly capital (WMC) to attack the economy so as to stop transformation.

Johann Rupert and a few other white monopoly capitalists want to keep the South African economy in their hands. The attack on RET is racist because it equates transformation to a crime. This is because white racists believe that blacks are criminals. Racism is irrational and baseless. The accusation by Rupert that RET is theft, is in the same category as other racist acts.

BLF is aware that there is a massive drive towards economic sabotage to effect regime change. Johann Rupert and the rest of the white monopoly capitalists are I nvolved in economic terrorism. They want the people to suffer even more and thereby cause political stability in the country which they hope will cause the people to them against the government to remove President Zuma. Already the mining sector under the political directive by Johann Rupert is retrenching workers.

BLF is going to take the following actions against Johann Rupert:

1. Open a case of racism at the Equality Court.
2. Lay a criminal case of High Treason.
3. Undertake mass action at Ramgro Headquarters in Stellenbosch.
4. Call on the police to fast track the corruption case that BLF opened against him for stealing from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) in excess of R2 billion.
5. Follow up on the over R60 million debt incurred for services by a municipality in Mpumalanga. Rupert must pay!

All these actions will be taken urgently!

BLF is also aware that Johann Rupert has moved billions of rands to Europe. This may possibly be part of the annual R60 billion illegal movement of capital outside South Africa. BLF will investigate this as well.

Land or Death!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

15 September 2017

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF says voetsek Rupert!

BLF says voetsek Rupert!

Black First Land First (BLF) wants to categorically state that the settler coloniser and land thief, Johan Rupert, who is in possession of the land stolen from the black majority has no grounds to talk about theft.

Johan Rupert is a thief! He remains the neocolonial master who thought he could simplistically replace the then Minister of Finance Des Van Royen with his puppet, Pravin Gordhan, so that he can continue to pull the strings of the South Africa’s economy.

Rupert has been complicit in apartheid era corruption and other economic crimes and to this end has evidently acted with impunity. The post 1994 neo colonial settlement has ensured that Rupert et al – despite credible evidence by reputable State instructed investigations including Ciex, Heath and that of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane – escapes prosecution to the full extent of the law for the historical theft of R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). To this end he has thus far also gotten away with his primary role in state capture by white monopoly capital as evidence by the appointment of Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance at his instance.

How does the land thief and colonial emperor Johann Rupert, right from the platform of the annual Remgro board meeting of land thieves in Geneva justify accusing Zuma’s Radical Economic Transformation (RET) of being theft, when in actual fact, he himself continues to benefit from theft. It is highly disturbing that a white supremacist gets to arrogantly, and in a condescending manner, denounce something which aims to return the economy to the hands of the black majority that remains economically oppressed because of Rupert and his friends.

Rupert continues to exploit black people! The neocolony is expressed in this moment where a white land thief can shout from across the seas about RET, yet looting the wealth of this country for the benefit of a white minority.

The reality remains that Rupert like Cecil John Rhodes embodies colonialism and Blacks are uniting to take down this oppressor. ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ united Black people under a common understanding that a statue must fall. BLF says we must move from ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ to ‘Rupert Must Fall’.

BLF has declared 2017 to be the year of land return! The Western Cape chapter of BLF has located Rupert’s farms and will take back this land by any means necessary.

As BLF, we have already taken back the land in the AWB stronghold of Ventersdorp. We are now going to take back land from Johan Rupert! The only thief in this country is the colonial settler!

Black people must unite and take back the land! BLF will continue to take back the land until all the stolen land is in black hands. We will shutdown Remgro! We will lay charges of economic sabotage against Rupert!

Land or Death!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

14 September 2017

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF in solidarity with struggle of Zama Zamas in Kimberley

BLF in solidarity with struggle of Zama Zamas in Kimberley

Black First Land First (BLF) supports the legitimate demands of the artisanal miners (Zama Zamas) – being members of the Mining Affected Communities United in Action (Macua) and Kimberley Artisanal Mine Workers (KAMW), many of whom are members and supporters of BLF – in their struggle against the racialized and colonized mining regime and practices as well as for decent housing and land.

We condemn in the strongest terms the indiscriminate attacks on the artisanal miners as well as the targeting of its leaders by police and private security at the insistence of the white mining houses led by Ekapa Minerals (Pty) Ltd (Ekapa) which resulted in several miners being injured yesterday while engaged in struggle against the white mining houses. Furthermore two members of its core leadership structure namely, Lucky Seekoei and Tebogo Taku were arrested yesterday on bogus charges. They are currently out on bail and have been subjected to harsh anti black bail conditions.

On 10 May this year the Zama Zamas marched to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Economic Affairs and submitted a memorandum of demands. To this end they called, amongst other things, for an end to all evictions, interdicts on mining, police and private security violence, as well as to be regularized; to get the necessary subsidization; and to be given legal recognition for operations over the floors. To date none of their demands have been met.

The Zama Zamas also instituted criminal proceedings on 10 May against Ekapa Minerals (Pty) Ltd, Crown Resources (Pty) Ltd, Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture; and Super Stone Mining (Pty) Ltd for mining illegally without mining permits in Kenilworth, Samaria, Greenpoint, Greenside and other areas in Kimberley. Charges of theft of the mining equipment belonging to the Chaiperson of the Kimberley Artisanal Mine Workers, Lucky Seekoei, and 5 others were also opened against the perpetrators. The Zama Zamas have received no justice for the criminal prosecutions it has asked to be instituted.

Notwithstanding this, the Zama Zamas have remained resilient in their just struggle against the white monopolistic mining houses. They have said with one voice that irrespective of any court or other action to remove them, their guide to action is that all the land in South Africa, including the minerals beneath and on it, belongs to black people and not to the white criminal mining houses.

The Zama Zamas are determined to stay right here in Kimberley and to exercise their right to work and trade, and to the land.

On Saturday, the message of Biko’s black consciousness – which carries both a program and method of revolution for land, including mineral wealth – will be brought to bear upon the situation of the Zama Zamas in Kimberley so as to guide the way forward. BLF President Andile Mngxitama will be addressing the mining communities and residence of Kimberley on 16 September 2017, starting at 12 PM in Boshoff Street, Samaria. Everyone’s invited!

Land or Death!

Izwelethu!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

14 September 2017

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

BLF welcomes Duduzane Zuma’s unprecedented offer to black youth

BLF welcomes Duduzane Zuma’s unprecedented offer to black youth

Black First Land First (BLF) notes that Duduzane Zuma has issued a statement wherein he pledges that 100% of all the proceeds of the sales of his media businesses (ANN7 & The New Age) shall be given to the black youth.

No business person, black or white, has undertaken such a gesture. We, as the BLF, welcome and recognize this as an unprecedented pathbreaking act of solidarity and patriotism.

Duduzane Zuma is setting an example for all black business people who are patriotic to black people – not to only look after themselves, but to the people first.

BLF congratulates Duduzane Zuma for this move. We shall be encouraging the black youth to send letters and proposals to Duduzane Zuma asking that this money be made available for their development.

BLF is setting up an agricultural college in Ventersdorp. To this end the youth of Ventersdorp are encouraged to take advantage of Duduzane Zuma’s pledge; to make sure that the college is up and running; and the land is put to productive use.

Now is the time to take care of the people – to put the interests of the people first – so that our people can get out of poverty.

We once more say, Halala Duduzane Zuma Halala

Izwelethu

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
14 September 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First

Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664